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A variety of fish drawn by Chinese artists 1820-1840
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Images of the drawings from the collection of John Reeves (1774-1856) are being displayed in the Aquarium at ZSL London Zoo throughout August...

Sir Stamford Raffles
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Remembering Sir Stamford Raffles, founder and first President of ZSL.
July is the anniversary month of both the birth and death of Sir...

Jumbo the first African elephant at ZSL London Zoo, with Matthew Scott circa 1870. Photographed by Frederick York
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Jumbo, ZSL's first African elephant, arrived in 1865 and was a star from the start. Learn more through the ZSL Library.

Spider woodcut  from Aldrovandi circa 1638
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A spider celebration this month with the opening of the new In with the Spiders on 23 May at ZSL London Zoo. Whilst at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo you can...

Black and white ruffed lemur image, Watercolour, bodycolour and pencil. Circa 1829-1831
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A lemur from China!? Celebrating lemurs with the new In with the Lemurs walk-through exhibit opening at ZSL London Zoo starring ring-tailed and...

Butterfly Teracolus bacchus detail from Plate 24 of the monograph of the genus by Emily Mary Bowdler Sharpe, lithograph by M. Horman Fisher
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Two celebrations - International Women's Day (8 March) and World Book Day (5 March) featuring this month publications by Emily Mary Bowdler...

Diana first Pygmy hippo at ZSL London Zoo in 1913
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We are celebrating the birth of a pygmy hippo at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on Boxing Day by featuring a photograph of ZSL's first pygmy hippopotamus,...

Watercolour of giant Chinese salamanders possibly by Boulenger in 1924
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The UK's only Chinese giant salamander has arrived at ZSL London Zoo, so we're celebrating with these lovely watercolours of the species.

Winnie the bear statue
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This artefact of the month is not in the Library, but stands in London Zoo, close to the War Memorial.

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ZSL Annual Report 1914
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To commemorate the First World War, we feature ZSL's 1914 Annual Report, which details preparations for war.

 

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Artefact of the month

Every month one of the pieces held in ZSL’s Library and at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will feature here as Artefact of the month.

Asia Conservation Program

Get the latest on ZSL's conservation work in Asia.

ZSL London Zoo

A blog for lovers of ZSL London Zoo. Bringing you amazing animal facts and exclusive access to the world's scientific oldest zoo.

Discovery and Learning in the Field

Join the ZSL Discovery and Learning team as they venture out of the zoo and in to the wild.

Conservation

Catch up on our latest Conservation Blogs

Arts and Culture

Follow the latest news on ZSL’s Arts & Culture projects at ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos, and ZSL’s conservation work through the lense of the Arts.

Elephantastic!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's elephant keepers give an insight into the daily goings on in the elephant barn.

Tiger conservation

Read about conservation of tigers in Asia.

Videographer Blog

One man is boldly going where no other ZSL videographer has gone before - the land of Mountain Chicken Frogs.

Wild Science

From the field, to the lab, catch up with the scientists on the cutting edge of conservation biology at ZSL’s Institute of Zoology.

Wildlife Wood Project Cameroon

The Wildlife Wood Project has been working in Cameroon since 2007 to encourage better wildlife management in logging concessions.

Penguin expedition blog

Updates from penguin conservation expeditions to Antarctica

Amur Leopard

Amur leopard conservation blog

Baby Giraffe Diaries

Meet ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's latest (and leggiest) arrival, a baby giraffe!

Biodiversity and Palm Oil

Follow the ZSL Biodiversity and Palm Oil team, based in Bogor, Indonesia.

Chagos Expedition

The Chagos marine reserve, designated in 2010 and currently the world’s largest no take marine reserve, is a sought-after spot for marine research.

Frog Blog

Follow ZSL’s amphibian experts in their quest to find out why 41% of the world’s amphibians are threatened and what can be done to stop more species becoming extinct.

Tsaobis Baboon Blog

Follow ZSL conservationists studying desert baboons in Namibia.